This week, Limestone University announced the recipient of the second annual Gaylord Perry Scholarship in partnership with Diamond Resorts.
Saints baseball player and Limestone senior Brian Forbes received the award for the second year in a row on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The scholarship, which is named after Diamond Celebrity ambassador and former MLB All-Star pitcher Gaylord Perry, will provide Forbes a full scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Forbes received his scholarship with a smile on his face, behind his mask, of course.
The Saints baseball team was founded by Gaylord Perry in 1987, and Diamond Resorts Chief Executive Officer Mike Flaskey was a member of the first baseball team at Limestone in 1988.
Both Perry and Flaskey have been inducted into the Limestone Athletic Hall of Fame, and continue to share their passion for the sport through this scholarship program.
“Congratulations to Brian Forbes on being the recipient of this year’s scholarship,” said Mike Flaskey. “This scholarship was created to represent the high standard that my good friend Gaylord Perry set as head coach of the Limestone Saints and during his 23-year career in Major League Baseball. We are proud to give back to the Limestone community and help prepare students for a successful career.”
Forbes certainly follows the examples set before him, as he also received the 2020 Academic All-Conference Carolinas award earlier this year.
Read the full scholarship announcement from Limestone University here.